Reddit shut down a 400,000-person community devoted to videos of people dying after users posted footage of the New Zealand mosque massacre

Reddit banned three communities — including the r/watchpeopledie and r/gore subreddits — on Friday, following the mosque shooting in New Zealand that took 49 lives and injured dozens of others.

The third banned subreddit, r/WPDTalk, was for discussion of what went on in the r/watchpeopledie subreddit.

The bans, two of which were reported by BuzzFeed News, were instated because the subreddits violated Reddit’s content policies, a spokesperson told INSIDER.

“We are very clear in our

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